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Top Kdramas in January 2017

Stuck on what drama to watch next? We’ve got you covered with the latest dramas that we love this month! Check out our suggestions below:

Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo

One of the few Kdramas that looks at the stigmas in society, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo follows a young female weight lifter on her journey to the olympics, through finding her first love and learning that society’s view on the way we look are not always correct. In juxtaposition, the second protagonist Jung Joon-Hyung (Nam Joo-Hyuk) was a thin and shy primary student, over the years he has become a first class swimmer and the popular boy in high school, but traumas in life are unexpectedly causing him to fail in the sport and need counselling. Can these two save one another and have the happy ending that they both want and deserve? Or will society’s portrayal of how people should look and live pull them apart?

Image source: Inquisitr
Image source: Inquisitr

Goblin

A new fantasy drama, Goblin juxtaposes a traditional Korean folk tale with a modern romantic twist. Eun-Tak should be dead, but her mother’s dying wish to a deity has allowed her a a second chance in life, or has it? Being saved from death has meant she can communicate with the dead who refer to her as the Goblin bride. She is being hunted by Wang Yeo (Lee Dong-Wook), who is a Grim Reaper, but due to his amnesia he cannot remember what happened during his life on earth for him to be punished in this way. In the midst of Eun-Tak escaping her deadly fate, she meets Kim Shin, who is a Goblin and thus begins an adventure of long lost love, comedy and fantasy all thrust together. With a stella cast, if you haven’t already begun to watch this series, it is one that you must catch up on!

Your Lie In April

Based on the Japanese manga, Your Lie in April will star Park Chanyeol of EXO and Kim So Hyun (Who Are You: School 2015, Let’s Fight Ghost) although the date or the remaining cast members have not been released yet, this is set to be an exciting Kdrama in 2017! The manga itself is about pianist that has made his mark as a musician, but comes from a broken and abusive home. At the age of twelve after suffering an emotional breakdown, he loses the ability to hear his piano playing, even though his hearing is intact. After years of discontinued music, he meets a young girl whose free-spirited nature and love for life whilst playing the violin brings him closer to music again and to love.

Image source: Insidepopper
Image source: Insidepopper

Untouchable

Lee Soo Hyuk has a smouldering nature that makes him the perfect actor to play a vampire, as it is, this will in fact be the second vampire role he will take on and one to look out for. In Scholar Who Walks the Night the role itself is an evil antagonist, but it seems in this drama, his character is said to receive energy by taking it from others, rather than killing them. Likely to be quite a sassy character, everything changes when Lee Soo Hyuk meets his new next door neighbour who is played by Go Ara (Reply 1988, Hwarang), could love change this vampire thought process?

The author: Mariyam Khan

Little adventurer, jewellery maker, writer and permanent fangirl. Love all things Kpop & Kdrama, oh and ramyun gives me fat cheeks! EXO started this adventure.
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